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are estimating as many as 800-thousand people will attend monday's inauguration ceremonies in washington. president obama will take the oath of office at noon, and then deliver an inaugural address. mister obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. military families. and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in theand we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. today giants general manager.. speaking about brian wilson >> the golden state warriors were in action again today facing off against the new orleans hornets. klay thompson scored a season high 29 points to hornets 116-to-112. this snapped a three game skid for the warriors as they saw their star point guard stephen curry return to action. curry came back with a vengence and scored 20 points after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain. next up for the warriors they will host the los angeles clippers on monday. today giants general manager bria
the corner. >> president obama declared today a national day of service. the holiday falls on president obama's second inauguration. in washington now with a look at the inaugural events already under way. >> in the nation's capital, an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. who better to usher in this star studded concert than usher himself. >> katy perry lit up the stage too. but not even she could close the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> it was a busy pre-inaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king. the president called on americans to do the same by helping them meeting neighbors in need. around the country, an estimated quarter million people did exactly that. volunteer organizations offer dozens of ways for people to serve their communities. regar
this morning our time. that's when barack obama officially starts his second term. washington is already in a party mode. abc's mr. bradley joins us live from the mall in washington, d.c. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. you are right, the party is already underway across town. here on the national mall where the inaugural ceremony and parade will begin tomorrow, they are expecting a crowd larger than both president bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president barack obama takes the oath today but the public ceremony is tomorrow before hundreds of houses on the national mall. for that ceremony the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final pr
obama's inauguration tomorrow. >> a look at the martin luther king memorial here in washington. president obama was officially sworn in at the white house. the public swearing and it coincides with martin luther king day. they will be using one of the civil rights leaders bible for the swearing in. we'll have live coverage at 7:00 eastern. the president and vice president are expected to go to morning services at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's pugh, no. 28, became no. 54, which we know as the president's pew. this is the pew the president
it turned out to be a hoax. how did reporters miss this one? "the washington post" makes news caught in another plagerism scandal. mr. obama holds the last news conference of his first term and takes a shot at the media for the anger in washington and on the topic of doping, lance comes clean on oprah, will it help his cause or her floundering career? >> here we are in austin, texas. >> jon: on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller, and jim pinkerton and cal thomas and kirsten powers, i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest public lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty, not because that's true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> jon: president obama on wednesday flanked by his vice-president and four children with their parents, pushing his agenda on gun control, taking
-in of barack obama. from washington, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good morning. at the top of the hour when the clock strikes noon, barack obama's first term as president will come to an end and his second term will begin. in just a few minutes he'll be sworn in by chief justice john roberts in the blue room of the white house. because this is the date that the constitution sets for presidential terms to begin and this time it's sunday, the celebrations have been put off until tomorrow. that's a tradition that dates back to james monroe in 1821. his second term began on a sunday, but out of respect for the christian sabbath he put off his inauguration. in his case there was no private swearing-in on sunday so for 24 hours the nation was without a duly sworn president. but that won't do in 2013 so mr. obama will be sworn in today and then earlier at the capital. earlier today vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court justice seasonnia sotomayor at his official residence. then he and the president paid tribute to america's fallen heroes placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at
don lemon. i am live in washington, d.c., very special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration. thank you so much for joining us on this historic weekend. worship was a key part of the day for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states
on monday. and christin ayers is in washington, d.c. to cover all the inaugural events which begin today with a national day of service. >> reporter: president obama is continuing a tradition he started four years ago, a national day of service, a day of giving back on the national mall, and we track down a san francisco resident who came all the way out here to take part in it. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of their national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work. and some of the older folks, like me, who it hurt getting our knees -- kind of bending down a little bit, we were able to manage also. >> reporter: one of those young people, san francisco resident erika chain. she also pitched in today, painting a washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face to face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office and i had to have someone pinch me. i said, i felt it. it
to attend the public inauguration ceremonies in washington. president obama will take the office at noon. >> the oath of office comes at midday today as the constitution requires. joe biden has already been sworn in this morning. tracie potts is in washington with more. >>> good morning everyone. we are getting word that the vice president's swearing in is a few minutes late this morning as it is supposed to happen just after 8:00. they ghat underway just a few minutes late. after that they visit arlington cemetery. >> four years after making history this morning president obama takes the oath of office again in a small ceremony at the white house. he has been talking about what this day means on-line with the inaugural committee. >> inauguration remind us what we have as fellow citizens promoting the common good. >> he talked about the inauguration to children at a washington school where the first family picked up paintbrushes as part of saturday's national day of service. >> it is a symbol of how democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. it should be an affirmation we are
-- president barack obama's inauguration. let's go live now to washington d.c. you were giving us a sense of the programs of the president is mapping out. how is he going to get it through congress? >> the republicans still control the house and they have been in no mood to compromise. he's trying to take on some pretty controversial issues -- immigration, gun control, spending, dealing with the national debt and deficit. these are things he sees absolutely no common ground with republicans on. he has to get them to agree, so how is he going to do it? he's defined by his ability to campaign. he's putting that the organization into eight groups that will lobby on his behalf. his inauguration was about changing the town in washington. even people in the white house said that the president has failed to change the town. if anything, it's uglier, angrier, and even more bitter. he was to try to get just enough of the republican party on board with him to pass some of the agenda items and we believe he's going to take them all on at once. >> talk us through what we can expect on monday. >> a bi
for the entire country ma country. some people in washington can't wait for it to be over. >>> president obama enters his second term with a country and a congress divided. >> white house officials say his inaugural address tomorrow will be hopeful. we'll ask a former speech writer for president reagan what the president needs to say to set a positive tone for the next four years. we're back in a moment. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> welcome back. everybody, president obama was sworn in for a second term earlier this afternoon. he got some big hugs from his wife and his two daughters. there are some people who are not so happy that he won the election. thak a look at the poll numbers, a new cnn/"time" magazine/orc poll, shows the president's approval rating is 55%, 43% disapprove of the way he's doing his job. br
'm candy crowley on the national mall in washington. cnn's coverage of the president obama's nauseous continues now with my colleague, soledad o'brien and john berman. >>> hello there, welcome back, everyone, it is 2:00 p.m. on the east coast, 11:00 a.m. on the west coast, i'm john berman. >> and i'm soledad, o'brien, live in washington, d.c., with special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration if you're just tuning in, thanks for joining us on a very historic weekend. >> it is a beautiful, beautiful day here and cnn is covering every minute of the 57th presidential inauguration. >> and the president, barack obama, making history today, he was sworn in for his second term as president, just a couple of hours ago. it was a private ceremony at the white house. with chief justice john roberts, have a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the offic
washington, darcy spencer, news4. >> and president obama declared this a national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and anothe
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, as barack obama prepares to begin his second term and washington, d.c. prepares for another presidential inauguration, we look ahead to the opportunities and the challenges facing the nation today, sunday, january 20th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," "the second inauguration of barack obama" with lester holt and erica hill. live from washington, d.c. >>> welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. beautiful morning in washington, d.c. happy to have jenna and dylan here with us as well. based on the picture i saw on twitter last night, you allic canned it last night. >> we missed you, lester. >> out until about 8:00, 8:15. >> passed out by 8:30. my lonely room service dinner was just great. >> we are, of course, all here in washington this morning. because the city is gearing up, as is the country and in many ways the world to watch barack obama take the oath of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us. >> rules are rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president
in washington, d.c. president and michelle obama went ball to ball in a big celebration. this time around, nations the challenges the country faces and economic problems and the budget issues here in d.c., they've gone much smaller. there will be only two presidential inaugural balls tomorrow night. they'll be in bigger venues and one will be at verizon center here. there will be plenty of opportunities to do it. it's been more subdued in terms of crowd. last time there was 1.8 million people estimated to have been on the mall. just today organizers have downgraded their estimates, they have predicted 600 this had to 8 high school,000 they have moved that down to half a million to $700,000. as we get nearer and nearer to the ceremonial issues of tomorrow they are looking at smaller crowds. an illustration of waning enthusiasm for the now re-elected president. he didn't get as many popular votes nor electoral votes as four years ago. his turnout will be smaller too. >> heather: and i hear it's going to be cold out there. bundle up. >> reporter: nothing like years ago. last president who ha
to washington where president barack obama will begin his success term at noon tomorrow. on the eve of this inauguration his approval rating stands at 51%, according to the latest cbs news/"new york times" poll. just 10 months ago it was 41%. the lowest of his presidency. his high was in april of 2009 68%. bill plante is at the white house for us tonight. >> reporter: as workers put the finishing touches on the presidential reviewing stand in front of the white house, the president and first lady freshened up some bookcases at an elementary school in washington, d.c. >> everyone here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> the vice president and joe biden joined volunteers packing care boxes for american service members. they were all taking part in the national day of service dedicated to the memory of dr. martin luther king celebrated on monday the same day as the ceremonial inauguration. the president will be officially sworn in tomorrow, the day specified by the constitution. president obama will swear the oath of office with his hand on two bibles, one
the lies he told. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. >>> here in washington more history will be made tomorrow as president obama is officially sworn in for his second term ahead of the ceremonial swearing in on inauguration day monday. the expectations are high and nbc's kristen welker is at the white house to tell us more, kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. president obama has knocked out an ambitious second-term agenda, including gun reform and immigration, but if he wants to accomplish those goals he'll have to act quickly. president obama kicking off his inauguration weekend by lending a hand to the nationwide day of service. >> this inauguration we're going to be, it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: but there are still deep divides, including an upcoming deadline over the debt ceiling which is the nation's borrowing limit. this week's top republicans offered a new plan that would increase the limit for three months and require congress to pass th
in washington, dc. president barack obama, first lady michelle and their daughters, malia and sasha helped out for the national day of service. >> today was a great day to get out. the sun felt so warm. >> leigh: just might temperatures. here's a live look from the high definition mt. tamalpais area. you can see mainly clear sky. we still have a few high clouds drifting by, but won't obscure visibility. looking at live doppler 7hd, we're all clear across the bay area, i do want to share with you our highs today. boy, was it mild. look at oakland. today's high, 70 degrees. cloverdale, north bay, 6. 65 today in santa rosa. 63 in san francisco. 73, santa cruz this afternoon. interior east bay, temperatures held down a little bit thanks to an east win that brought a little of the central valley fog. 50 in livermore. antioch as well as concord. here's a look at our current readings, starting to drop down a bit. antioch, 58. 60 in san francisco. 57 in novato. 49 in san jose. here's a look out our forecast. we'll continue with cold conditions overnight, also patchy valley fog. the high surf advisory
on cbs 5. remember that. >>> meanwhile, big time in washington, d.c. as president barack obama officially begins his second term. and he is going to be sworn in just before 9:00 a.m. pacific time today. the public swearing in is tomorrow. >> according to a new york times poll, he heads into the second term with an approval rating of 51%. 10 months ago, it was 41%, the lowest of his presidency. the highest rating was 68% in april of 2009. and about 90 minute, he will take the oath of office for his second term. it's going to happen in front of a small gathering at the white house blue room. and tomorrow, the swearing in will be reenacted outdoors. we are in washington, d.c. with more on what's ahead. >> reporter: with the national day of service behind us, preparations are underway for here in washington, d.c. for the official swearing in. president barack obama's official swearing in will happen today as wills have biden's. both ceremonies will be small and private. by law, they have to happen on january 20th. and that means that the inau
'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we are going to talk to them. hello, everyone. how are you doing? [ cheering ] they are so excited. we are excited that they are here. as we said, we are going to get down there we are going to talk to them, find out their experience and why they are here and how far they came to be here and how long they plan to be here. right now though, the main event is at the white house, where the 57th presidential inauguration has been an intimate affair. the swearing-in fulfilled a constitutional obligation which says president automatically begin their new terms at noon on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now
standoff. back to washington, d.c. where are president obama is preparing to take the oath of office for a second term. it will happen in a small ceremony at the white house approximately two hours from now. carl cameron is live in washington, d.c. tell us why the official swearing in is today which is january 20 a sunday but we will see all of the pomp and circumstance in the event tomorrow. >> hi, martha. it is the constitution obviously that says that the inauguration and oath of office has to be taken on the 20th. 7 times in history today be the 7th it has fallen on a sunday and throughout history the powers that be in the constitutional government decided that we can postpone it until tomorrow. the vice president has already been formally sworn in. he took at oath of office at 8:21 this morning. small gathering of family. and later this afternoon the president will also be sworn in. it was supposed to happen at noon. it will happen a little bit earlier because of a scheduling conflict. turns out that associate justice of the supreme court sonia sotomayor who is going to give the
this is a special edition of second inauguration of barack obama. live from washington, d.c. >> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. happy to have erica here. a big picture on twitter. you kicked up the town this morning. >> had a good time. >> went to a preinauguration party. >> i did. i did get to wear some boots. >> sorry you lost my cell number. i'll make sure you have it. >> barack obama is to take the another of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us here. >> rules are the rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president and vice president's terms shall end at noon on the 20th of january. vice president biden took the oath less an hour ago. sonia sotomayor did the honors. we'll show you how it played out in just a little while. >> the president and vice president are taking place in a wreath laying ceremony. mr. obama will then return to the white house. he will be there just before noon for his official swearing in ceremony. >> the mily will attend today's even
's only ski resort. we will have that after the break. >> president obama begins his second term, officially sworn in as washington gets ready for tomorrow's ceremonial inaugural. that story next. >> one of tomorrows biggest parties will feature a centerpiece from baltimore. >> a man was killed on the mount this weekend. officials say james parker died in an accident saturday morning when he lost control while skiing and ran into trees. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police have arrested a suspect in connection with the saturday morning homicide. the texas have charged the 40's -- detectives have charged a 47- year-old in the death of davis. the responded to a call for aggravated assault. that is where they found davis suffering from stab wounds. she died from her injuries. investigators say they apparently knew each other and have been arguing before the stabbing. >> of the crows are growing. the marching bands are turning up for the inauguration day. -- the crowds are growing. tomorrow is the second inauguration of president obama. >> his second term is already officia
washington" at 4:30 a.m. president obama signed more than 20 executive orders on wednesday, many of which called for increased funding to research the effect of guns. >> over in maryland, the governor is also taking aim at gun violence. this week he unveiled a three- part plan to curb gun violence in the state. it includes an all-out ban on military style assault weapons a 10 round limit on ammo magazines and what he called commonsense licensing for all firearms firearms stopped and sold in maryland. >> if you have to get a license to drive a car on the streets, or a motorcycle on the streets i think most people from maryland agree that you should have to be licensed in order to operate a firearm. >> if this passes, it would put maryland among the states with some of the toughest gun restrictions. not everyone is convinced the laws would prevent tragedies like the ones in connecticut or colorado. >> easy bank councilman marion barry is making new allegations about the night he was arrested 23 years ago. he claims the fbi tried to kill him. he believes the fbi surprised his ex-girlfriend w
in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there compared to four years ago? >> well, i wasn't here four years ago and i was talking to people that were. they said still a lot of buzz and he can sitement. that is pretty typical for a second term. it is still expected to be 600, 800,000 people here. a fourth or third of four years ago. >> and it is better, the weather, than four years ago. so we are not complaining. >>> we will check back with you a little bit later on in "mornings on 2". >>> just about an hour ago, president obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that
.com or mobile ktvu. >>> three days of festivities kick off in washington, d.c. and how president obama and vice president biden geared up for the big events by honoring a civic rights icon. >>> frightening moments at a carolina gun show, that sent three people to the hospital and dozens fleeing for their safety. at ikea, we don't just design furniture. we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home today. imagine if everyday was just a little bit better for everyone. . ♪[ music ] >> some of the stars of "glee" were rocking out tonight as part of the celebration of president obama's second inaugural. the first lady michelle obama and second lady jill biden hosted tonight's concert for children of military families including usher and katy perry. while washington geared up for the inuation the president and vice president took part in the national day of service in celebration of martin luther king, jr. day. here is a live picture of the u.s. capitol in washington. everything is quiet now, but as andy rose reports, washington, d.c.
festivities, we are back from washington with a question on the minds of many people, as president obama's second term begins. how will the first lady's role evolve? we askeded white house correspondent kristen welker to take a look. >> reporter: america may be politically divide bud most americans agree, they really like first lady michelle obama. ♪ hit me like the sky fell on me ♪ >> reporter: public popularity on display saturday night at the kids' inaugural ball honing her military families. helping those families has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what pa made america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing you military kids. >> reporter: her other focus you fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett said the first lady and you her staff ar
a live look from washington, d.c. where president obama will be sworn in for the second time. that will happen at the top of the hour. there was the snafu last time where he had to be sworn in again. >> the oath wasn't done right. >> exactly. and the private ceremony is this morning and then they will have the formal public viewing, a replay of the ceremony if you will, tomorrow, the fourth time barack obama is sworn in as president of the united states. >> and meanwhile, as we look at the white house, i worn if he is in there saying okay, let's get things stirred up because the patriots and the raven will be playing the afc championships for the second year in a row today. you may want to watch it. you can watch it at 3:30 on cbs 5 and then we have the 5th quarter afterwards. >> and of course there is the 49er game that is coming up at noon. everybody will be watching that one. there are a lot of big watch partys in the area for today's game against the falcons. >> that is right. we sat down with two of the biggest 49er plan, the former mayor billy brown and the question
described. host: i want to read you from "the washington post." barack obama begins his second term as the most visible public figure in the world. his face has appeared on more than 12,000 nightly newscasts. pops 952is name and up op results. pages has nearly 35 million "likes." ow, the question persists -- who is he, really? there is a common refrain that obama seems elusive, if not mysterious, less easily categorize and understood than the last democratic resident. -- president. your thoughts? guest: because it is an important point -- the first part of what you read, the extraordinary visibility, the immediacy, the fact the president -- 500 years ago, presidents were names in newspapers. they were not vivid to people. they did not come into our homes in the way the modern president does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chat
painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face the face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office yesterday and i had to have someone from tech pinch me and i said i felt it. it's really. it did happen. and it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chain suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan that i could because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of. all of them, denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her pre-existing condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor when i was previously denied insurance from every providers. >> reporter: as part of the day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >> it really touches me and i
this year. and it is no coincidence that president obama today is invoking dr. king's legacy calling on americans to do something for each other on a national day of service. brian moar reports from washington. >> reporter: on a day of national service, president obama led by example. he and the first lady volunteered at a local elementary school. he was honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther drink, just like he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're in this together. >> not far away the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for the u.s. military. an estimated 250,000 people today did something to help somebody else. in rochester, there was a clothing drive in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center. in orlando the groassroots services were literal. former first daughter chelsea clinton encouraged people to do more than just celebrate on this inauguration weekend. some chose to create cards
president to take the oath of office. it must happen by 9:00 this morning our time for barack obama to officially start his second term. washington is already abuzz. they are in the party mode. abc is joining us live from the mall in washington d.c. good morning. >> good morning to you, carolyn. you showed it a short time ago that there is a lot going on. president obama and the vice president over at arlington national cemetery. before that the vice president officially took the oath of office at the naval observatory. here on the national mall they are expecting a huge crowd tomorrow. crowds actually larger than both presidents bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president obama takes the oath of office today but the public swearing in is tomorrow before thousands on the national mall. he will place his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the
the washington examiner, the obama highlights the challenges. this is from the "chicago tribune" no time to waste in a second term and more aggressive obama may seek quick wins on the big issues. those issues will be framed tomorrow. what will we hear? guest: i'm excited to hear it as i know you are. that headline "no time to waste" makes me think of president clinton's inaugural address. saying it would be wrong to waste the gift of time. the second inaugural is about continuity. the president has been in office, his time is half finished and he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. therefore, is going to be infatic about his great ambitions and goals for the country. but by the same token, i don't think it will be policy specific speech only because inaugural addresses can't cover that kind of ground. people don't expect it to. it is at a higher level, an aspirational level, a bit of description as what we've gone through as a country in the last four years. presidents tended do that in their second inaugural addresses. not recapping but what we've been through as a country
. host: a caller from massachusetts. caller: congratulations to obama on a second term. host: during the course of the day, we will show you live scenes around washington. president wilson was the first president to take the oath of office on a sunday. it was a minister privately by the chief justice at the time. both presidents eisenhower and reagan in 1957 took the place of .ook the oath of office paying tribute to dr. king tomorrow as well. the day began by the vice president being sworn in just past 8:20 eastern time. we will show you that, followed by the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown. the president and vice-president on hand to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. the president sworn in just before noon eastern time from the blue room at the white house. that is all coming up next at c- span -- on c-span. ♪ >> the vice president of united states, accompanied by the justice sotomayer. -- sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice-president has asked that we bless this occasion with prayer. let us pray. , profit micah -- prpohet micaoa , the board requires a view to do ju
and mrs. obama were at an elementary school in washington, ec bank they participated in a community project -- in washington, d.c. they participated in a community project. >> that was a good one. [laughter] [inaudible chatter] [applause] >> hello, everyone. hello, hello, hello. [cheers and applause] well. [cheers and applause] this is a good-looking crew here. first of all, we want to acknowledge burrville elementary school. [cheers and applause] and the principal, who is doing outstanding work. if you see to it, you might think she is a student, but no, she is the principal. as they look around the room, we see friends from all across the country. people who have been great supporters, but more importantly, everybody here -- children understand the importance of giving back. as we think about not so much inauguration, but we think about the fact that this is dr. king 's birthday we are celebrating this weekend, i'm always reminded that he said that everyone wants to be first. everyone wants to be a drum major, but if you are going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, f
sunday here in washington, d.c. president obama will take the oath of office for his second term after this morning in a private ceremony at the white house. the constitution requires that he be sworn in by noon, january 20th. vice president joe biden was sworn in a short time ago, justice sonia sotomayor administering the oath. the president and vice president have just arrived at arlington national cemetery where they will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. we will bring that ceremony to you live when it begins. president obama's public swearing-in takes place tomorrow on the west front of the u.s. capitol. we are told in his inaugural speech he will not include any new proposals or call out, if you will, any of his political opponents. arlington that's your, you see the president and vice president, what has become a tradition, which is to go to the to tomb of the unknown of and, of course, pay homage to those who make plays like this possible. [ drumbeats ] [ "taps" ] >> so there you have it, what has become a traditional inaugural day activity, a salute from the command
you look at the approval ratings now, various people in washington, he just below president obama. and i think there's a sense in the country, jeffrey's point, that he is -- that he is a serious enough man, he has this warmth but also serious, so that something might happen to president obama, god forbid, that the country would be comfortable with having him as the commander in chief and as the president. >> yeah. you have no doubt that he is looking ahead to 2016? >> no. >> david, do you? >> no. no. >> jeffrey, do you? >> he is 70 years old. that's big factor. yes, he is looking ahead but i'm not sure the country would be ready for someone in their eighth decade running for the first time for president. >> hillary clinton would not be that much younger. >> an issue for her, too. less of an issue. >> i think it is helpful for the president to have the hints that he might run again because you the president is going to soon enough run into the question of being a lame duck. if people are looking at joe biden as potentially a successor, it, in effect, keeps his strength going longer
." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the vice president and eva longoria. >> are you ready to kick off this day of doing a lot of good? i will be your and see today. -- i will be your emcee today. let's have a huge national day of service welcome to the woma
washington. it is inauguration day. you know, president obama begins his second term today at noon. as mandated by the constitution. and in less than an hour vice president biden will take his oath of office at the naval observatory, which, of course, is his official residence. we'll bring that to you live at 8:05 eastern. >>> he will stand across from supreme court justice sonya soter mayier and at that moment she will be the first -- >> it will be the first of so many history making moments that we expect to unfold in the next few days. who better to talk about that than anita mcbride. she was chief of staff to laura bush and worked in white houses for a long time, way back to the reagan administration. you have been at this for a long time. a lot of experience, a lot of time in washington for these inaugurations and these wonderful ceremonies. how will this one be different, do you think? >> they're all historic. each one is special and unique, particularly for the president and the president's family and the vice president and the vice president's family. but over time and over
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